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Samsung LN55C650 Picture Settings, Calibration and Test Results

  Review Specifications Calibration  


Calibration: The 55C650 was very calibration friendly without going into the service menu. In fact, from the movie mode setting, there were only minor tweaks needed here and there to close in on D6500K. There is an ample array of calibration controls including white balance and noise reduction. The standard setting continues to have a major blue push. The Movie setting allows adjustment of all picture setting options and brings the picture to life.

White Balance Settings
Red - Offset 28
Green - Offset 25
Blue - Offset 16
Red - Gain 17
Green - Gain 25
Blue - Gain 21
Picture Settings
Picture Mode: Movie
Color Temp: Warm 2
Brightness: 47
Contrast: 95
Color: 49
Tint: G49/R51
Sharpness: 0
Backlight: 7
Picture Settings
Black Tone: Off
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Gamma: -1
Flesh Tone: 0
Edge Enhancement: Off
Digital NR: Auto
HDMI Black Level: Low
Film Mode: Off
Auto Motion: Standard
Blue Only Mode: Off


Processor Testing: The internal processing chip sets for the C650 series LCDs are stout. Edges from test material are clear and crisp with both 480i and 1080i material. Transitions are extremely smooth, even from side to side panning or fast moving objects.

HQV Video Board Processing Tests

The inbuilt processor in the LN32C450 does a very good job for this price range of TV. Samsung did not skimp on the internal chip sets.

With 480i Input

Jaggies 1: Excellent
Jaggies 2: Good
Jaggies Flag Motion Test: V. Good smooth transition

Film Detail Test Race Car/Stadium Seating: Just a flicker of moire' then smooth. Good.

Film based Pulldown tests (applicable to DVDs)
Cadence 2-2 30fps: Excellent
Cadence 3-2 24fps: Excellent
Cadence 2-2-2-4: Avg. to Good
Cadence 2-3-3-2: Avg.

Mixed 3:2 Film with Added Video Titles: Avg.

With 1080p Input

Jaggies 1: Excellent
Jaggies 2: Excellent

Video Resolution Loss Test: Very Good
Film Resolution Loss Test: Average

HD Background: Very Good Stadium Seating Test with Moire: Little flicker in seating but no moire'. Smooth transition from side to side panning. Good.


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